Saving Images, Annotating, and using Cine Loop Review with the Chison SonoTouch 30 tablet-style ultrasound machine

Part 5 of 8 of the Chison SonoTouch 30 ultrasound training series discusses how to use the tablet-style keyboard for annotations, as well as using the touchscreen gestures to perform cine review. Additionally it covers how to save images and loops to the internal hard drive.

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Links to all the videos in this training series are found below the video. For a complete listing of all our free training, see our Ultrasound Equipment Training page.

Complete Chison SonoTouch 30 Training Series:

Part 1: Introduction to the SonoTouch 30

Part 2: Starting an Exam and User Intertface Tour, SonoTouch 30

Part 3: Imaging and Image Optimization with the SonoTouch 30 ultrasound machine

Part 4: SonoTouch 30 Doppler and M-Mode

Part 5: SonoTouch 30 Cine Review, Save, and Annotations

Part 6: SonoTouch 30 Measurements and Calculations

Part 7: SonoTouch 30 Archiving, Patient Management, Export & Reports

Part 8: Chison SonoTouch 30 System Setup training

Transcript for Cine, Save, and Annotations with the SonoTouch 30 training series
OK. Let’s go on to saving an image. When we freeze an image, which I clicked down here, all new menus pop up. Here, we can save the image or save a Cineloop. If I just click once here, it saves the image that’s on screen.

If I save Cine, it will save that whole Cineloop onto the screen. OK. Now that that’s complete let’s look at the Cine here. This says 256 of 256. This means the machine can store 256 frames. If we go– slide along here, we can go back to a certain frame that we want. This is how we scroll through our Cine review.

Now if I just want to play the whole Cineloop, I can just swipe my finger across and it’ll just play that whole loop. Now it stores images first in, last out. So here, the 257th frame is dropped. So it continually stores what the last 256 frames that you saved before you press this freeze key.

Now if I want to stop that play, I just tap on the screen and it will freeze it. Let’s go back to an image that’s a little more clear. Tap and freeze. Now down along here, this shows that it saved a Cineloop with that little film thing there. And this just shows a static image.

If I want to review that, I click on it. It says loading. And then I can go right back to that and I can scroll through the same way. If I want to see the static image, I click there and it pulls right up. It shows 1 of 1 in a frozen image.

So let’s say we had an image that I did not like. I’m going to hit Save and save another image there. If I didn’t want that image, I just click on the trash can here and tell it to delete the file. Now, in order to annotate an image, I have a number of selections here. The measurements we’ll get into later. We have our body markers, general annotation, an arrow, and we’ll get into reports and archive later. We can also take a quick measurement with a caliper. Let’s go to Annotations.

Now we have a library that shows up here. We can also type an annotation. But if we want a different library, we have Abdomen, Gynecology, Obstetric, Cardiac, Pathological, and Small Parts. We’ll just stick with Abdomen for now and click on it. Let’s just pick one here. And we have bladder by clicking on that. And now I can click somewhere on the image– and obviously that’s not the bladder– and it will place it in that spot. If I want to move it, I’m going to click and hold and I can move that around the screen.

When I’m done, I click Done and it allows me a new cursor to add another annotation. I can use this keyboard to type. Hello. And then I’ll click Done and it appears on screen. Now, Done does not make this notation library go away. In order to do that, I need to click down here and make the keyboard disappear, very much like an iPhone or iPad. And here I can go back. Now I can’t edit these annotations. They’re left on screen.

If I want to remove those annotations, I can either unfreeze or, if I don’t like a certain one, say I realize this is a carotid not a bladder, I click Annotation again And I click and select that. I can either backspace, delete, or just come back and hit this garbage can and it will make it go away.

Here again I’ll click on the Hello, take this down, and hit on the garbage can. Now if I have multiple on screen– OK, instead of clicking Done, what I did is I selected multiple, by the way. OK, I have all of those up there. I’ll click Done to make that stay there. And I’ve got three on screen.

I don’t want to select each one and go back. If I press and hold the trash can for a while, it makes them all go away. I can click back and I’m back to my regular screen.